House is expected to finish the last of the 12 appropriations measures by the end of next week.
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The action reverses years of strong support in the Senate for the second engine program.
Inclusion of recommendations in NIST’s list of computer security controls seen as a positive first step.
Policies show signs of progress but aren’t perfect yet, witnesses testify before a House Homeland Security subcommittee.
Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, vows to fight for FERS sick leave fix and locality pay in conference committee.
Spending bill language restricts vehicle purchases to the Big Three automakers; congressional aide says it simply restates GSA policy.
Supports say legislation is integral to deficit reduction efforts.
Dennis Blair also raised issues about the size of his workforce and number of federal contractors needed to support the intelligence community's operations.
Labor representatives say bureau is not taking full advantage of money that could be spent on boosting staff.
Serious problems, especially in human resources, jeopardize department’s mission, independent review finds.